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Flags Half Staff Tuesday

Governor Dannel Malloy has ordered directed flags to fly at half staff in Connecticut Tuesday, in honor of Army Specialist Philip Schiller, who was killed by small arms fire while on patrol in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, this month


Specialist Philip C. S. Schiller. He was recently promoted to Specialist and these are the most current photos available. Photograph courtesy of Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Soldier Born In Connecticut Killed in Afghanistan

An Army specialist who was born in Connecticut has been killed in fighting in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.
Philip Schiller was 21-years-old.


Six Killed In Afghanistan To Be Added To Capitol’s “Wall Of Honor”

The portraits of six Connecticut soldiers will be added to the Wall of Honor tribute at the State Capitol in May.


Connecticut National Guard troops load up supplies at Rentschler Field after a storm.  File photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer

Officials Ask Employers To Hire Veterans

Connecticut officials on Thursday urged employers to take advantage of new state and federal financial incentives and hire returning veterans, many of whom are having difficulty finding work.


West Hartford's 2011 Veterans Day ceremony. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Many Iraq, Afghanistan Vets Unemployed

For veterans in the U.S., the unemployment rate is much higher than the national average.


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New London Serviceman Killed In Afghanistan

Another Connecticut service member has been killed in Afghanistan.


Sgt. EdwardJ. Frank II (Photo Courtesy of Fort Drum Public Affairs)

Soldier With Hartford Ties Dies In Afghanistan

Governor Dannel Malloy has ordered flags to fly at half staff in honor of the latest Connecticut serviceman killed in Afghanistan


Brian Bill.  Photo from Norwich University.

Stamford Man Among Troops Killed In Afghan Crash

A Navy SEAL from Stamford was among the 30 U.S. troops killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.


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80 State Guard Members Bound For Afghanistan

Eighty members of the Connecticut National Guard’s 103rd Civil Engineer Squadron and 103rd Security Forces Squadron.leave shortly for Afghanistan.


Army Specialist Richard Emmons III (Army photo)

Memorial Service For Granby Soldier

Family and friends will be gathering in northern Connecticut to remember Army Specialist Richard Emmons III, who was killed in Afghanistan three weeks ago.